Creator Conversations with Ev ChapmanAug 14, 2021
The Key To Shipping 100: Enjoy The Process With Mike Lamb
Today I chat with Mike Lamb, who has become a prolific creator by publishing 100 Twitter threads in 100 days. We talk about what it takes to publish 100 days straight which includes being a little bit crazy yourself and having some crazy friends that 'encourage' you along the way. You can follow Mike's creator journey on Twitter (@mikelambpdx) and read his lessons from 100 threads here.
From Lurker To Community Builder With Jess Shpall Rosen
Today I chat with Jess Shpall Rosen about everything good that happens when you stop lurking and start embracing the community of the internet. In particular, we talk about the power of finally finding your voice and how empowering that can be as a creator. You can follow Jess's creator journey on Twitter (@JessSRosen)
Creating As A Way To Deeper Learning With Tobi Emonts-Holley
The Journey From Consumer To Contributor With Aravind Murthy
Today I chat with Aravind Murthy about his inspiring journey of transitioning from a full-time consumer to someone who now feels compelled to contribute and give back. Aravind writes daily thoughtful essays on Twitter.
Writing Creative Fiction With Edward Rooster
Today I chat with Edward Rooster, who has become a great friend. I am absolutely in awe of his journey of becoming a fiction writer. He started 4 months ago with the end of the story and has been filling in the blanks daily since. It's an awe inspiring process. You can follow Edward's journey on Twitter & read his latest story 1987: Plastic Love, Plastic Money.
The Magic Of Meeting Strangers On The Internet With Andrea Polzer
Today I chat with Andrea Polzer, my great friend from across the ditch in New Zealand. We chat about how amazing it is to find a tribe of people on the internet and how normal it is to meet strangers on the internet. You can follow Andrea's creator journey on Twitter (@polzerandrea).
How The Internet Empowers us To Be Ourselves At Scale with Sean Oliver
Today I chat with Sean Oliver, a fellow ship30 captain about how the internet can empower us to be ourselves at scale. We chat about the early days of being a creator on the internet and how different that looks like today. You can follow Sean's creator journey on Twitter (@sean_oliver).
Starting podcasts and the creator journey with Kjell Vandevyvere
Tapping Into How Our Unique Brains Work with Jon Surratt
This is a really fascinating conversation with Jon Surratt where we talk about tapping into the unique ways our brain works rather than fighting against it. Jon was diagnosed with ADHD later in life, but before that spent years trying to make his brain work like a neurotypical person. It was exhausting until he realised that his brain works in a different way and started leaning into a new way of working.
Follow John on Twitter to hear more.
Using ADHD To Fuel Creativity & Find Connections with Jesse Anderson
I have been fascinated with Jesse Anderson's writing for a while now. About 4 years ago Jesse was diagnosed with ADHD. It was a diagnosis that would change his thinking and begin to fuel his creativity.
Instead of fighting against how his brain works, he started to work with his brain and used his ADHD to fuel more and more creativity.
To read more about Jesse's journey with ADHD as a creator follow him over on Twitter.
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Finding Your Frictionless Platform As A Creator With Jake Belford
About a week ago I received my first DM here on Racket from a guy named Jake. A week later we're recording a Racket together. Jake is fast becoming one of my favourite creators here on Racket.
Find out why Jake considers himself a writer who talks and why finding your creative medium where you can show up every day is so important.
Developing a daily writing habit with Luke Ayton
Luke Ayton was someone I met very early on in my creator journey here on Twitter when we both joined Ship30 together. After connecting during the first 30 days we both continued writing every day.
We chatted about the creator economy, where it's going and what happens if you don't want to 'create products.'
If you want to read fascinating essays every day that are full of personal stories and wisdom, then follow Luke over on Twitter.
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The Surprising Power Of Human Connection On Twitter With Andrew Choi
Today I'm talking to Andrew Choi. Andrew has an amazing story of how he went from 0 followers in the last 6 months to grow his Twitter following to now over 1000 through genuine, real connections.
After reading someone say that they had found some of the most genuine connections on Twitter he realised that was not his experience and set about to create a new account that would be uplifting and find the best parts of Twitter - not the worst.
To see the magic happen, go follow Andrew over on Twitter.
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Finding Courage As A Creator Through Stoicism with Michael McGill
How does one go from writing a blog about IT Leadership to writing about mindset and stoicism? That's exactly Michael McGill's creator journey since getting back into creating at the end of last year.
We talk about how stoicism can help creators be more resilient as they endeavour to share their work with the world. It was a fascinating conversation.
Using Creativity To Get Unstuck With Gabby Kanyo
Gabby is a psychotherapist based in the UK and started her creator journey as a result of feeling a bit stuck. As a new business owner and solopreneur, she was clueless about how to use social media. She joined ship30for30 and started writing online every day (and has now been creating for over 80 days).
This has led her to build an audience and take what she is writing about and turn it into a community where she can help people become aware of the hard shells we build up to protect ourselves in life.
You can read more of Gabby's work by following her on Twitter.
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Convincing Yourself That You're A Creator with Craig Lamar
Sometimes you just have to convince yourself that you're a creator. That's exactly what Craig my latest guest had to do. At 70 he's got a 25-year vision that includes becoming a creator.
If you don't think that's inspiring, I don't know what is.
To aid him in the quest, he keeps a box of index cards which he calls his I'm A Creator Box. Every morning after he meditates he writes down one word on a card that is his inspiration for creating that day. Currently, he has over 250 cards with ideas on them.
To connect with Craig go over and follow him on Twitter.
Building Your Creative Muscle Through Experiments with Wes Jones
We talked about why we do experiments, why Wes ended up choosing 100 days compared to my 30 days and the pros and cons of each. We also had an interesting discussion on why we chase streaks and how to listen to ourselves when we know it's time to have a break, instead of powering on.
For more great content from Wes, definitely give him a follow on Twitter.
Creating Time & Space To Be Creative With Ce Now
I'm talking with Ce Now in this episode who I first met when I joined ship 30 for 30. We connected on so many similar ideas from taking creative action, to stopping mindless consumption, to coming with a playfulness to our creativity and lives.
She has been on a journey for the last couple of years to rediscover her creativity and it was throughout COVID she started to give herself permission to step out of the busy-ness and make time and space to create. But no matter what she tried there was always more planning than there was doing.
Through participating in ship30 she discovered that even a few days of consistently doing and creating can wipe out years of passive planning. Planning to be creative doesn't make us more creative, only being creative makes us more creative.
The act of publishing content and producing puts you in a different mindset. It stops mindless scrolling in it's tracks and you no longer are building a shrine to your notes. Those notes become a conduit for what you are creating.
Be sure to go over and follow her on Twitter for some amazing insights on creativity and follow her journey as she continues to explore creativity in her life and work.
Find The People That Bring You To Life With Jeremy Ginn
In this episode, I'm delighted to have my good friend Jeremy Ginn with me. You know those people who you just find an instant connection with? Jeremy is one of those people for me. We first connected through our ship30 family on Twitter and by the time we jumped on a zoom call we felt like we had known each other for years! There's a familiarity and an easiness and when you find people like that you just want to hang around them!
Less than a decade ago, Jeremy was weeks away from divorce when four conversations changed the trajectory of his life. And those conversations are the very reasons he shows up today creating space for people to feel safe & celebrated and to discover their purpose.
Jeremy is launching his brand new podcast called Relationship Renewed where he'll be interviewing some amazing guests and sharing stories of people who have overcome some of the toughest situations. Make sure you go over and follow Jeremy on Twitter for your daily dose of inspiration, encouragement, and joy.
When 'Creator' Is Not Your Full-Time Gig With Kim Pinelli
A fascinating conversation with my good friend Kim Pinelli who is a Notion Consultant and Creator. We talked about making a distinction between whether you want to be a full-time creator or whether creating content is a means to something else you are building. This helps to create a filter from all those shiny new objects and rabbit holes that you could be going down and instead creates a focus on your why.
Her advice for aspiring creators? Talk to people and make connections. You'll discover a whole lot more when you open up and have conversations with people.
Finding Your Creative Outlet with Florian Franco
Welcome to Creator Conversations. I'm talking with my good friend Florian Franco who I met through the creator community at ship30for30. He is a creator and soon-to-be new Notion Template Builder!
We talked about how important it is to surround yourself with a community of people who elevate you to think bigger. How he himself struggled to find his creative outlet and how the very act of creating triggered more creativity.
And we of course talked about the launch of his brand new Notion template which helps creators keep track of all their Audio shows and guests (of which I am a HUGE fan). Follow Florian over on Twitter to hear about it when it launches this weekend.
Creator Conversations Trailer: Real Conversations with Real Creators
Welcome to Creator Conversations. I'm Ev your host from the good old land Down Under... Australia. I've been a wannabe creator for the past 10 years and just 100 days ago I flipped the switch in a big way. Since then I've been creating and publishing online every day, created and launched three products and have grown my audience of one thousand true fans.
Along the way I've met some amazing creators and these are their stories. Join us for quick 10 minutes conversations every week with real creators, who are on the ground creating and publishing everyday, putting themselves out there, creating products, building audience and having the time of their life!
I hope you enjoy them and if you do, consider subscribing. And of course you can come and join in all the fun over on Twitter.